Cotton is mainly the trichome of the cotton boll which opens up when it is fully ripened and grows in tropical and sub-tropical climate. The cotton Engel uses, is mainly hand-picked, organic and therefore free from pesticides, fertilizer and herbicides. Besides the gentle treatment of nature, a fair cooperation with the producers is guaranteed. Natural cotton is very eudermic and thus especially suits sensitive skin. Besides it is hard-wearing and robust. Textiles from natural cotton are also antistatic, colour-consistent and can be washed in washing machines with high temperatures.
When buying clothes from untreated cotton it is important that you always buy them a little bigger as they shrink about 3 % to 5 %. Customary washing powders containing brighteners, bleach, phosphates, etc. are not advisable as colours fade more quickly, textiles are strained and sewage are polluted with chemicals.
Care instructions for Cotton
Clothes from cotton are machine washable. Please do not use any detergent with bleaching or brightening effects.
Pay attention to care labels on each product. Here are explanation of the most common symbols which can be found on our prdocts
Delicate machine wash
Special delicate machine wash
The numbers in the tub indicate the maximum washing temperature, which should not be exceeded. The line underneath the tub requires a (mechanically) softer treatment (delicate wash) and marks washing cycles suitable for wash-and-wear and mechanically delicate articles. A double line indicates washing cycles with a more minimized mechanic, e.g. for wool.
Medium hot iron
Do not hot iron! Be careful when steam ironing
Do not iron
The points in the iron indicate the levels of temperature of the respective iron.
Drying with normal thermal load
Drying with reduced thermal load
Do not tumble dry
The points stand for the drying level of the tumble dryer.
Chlorine and oxygen bleach admissible
Non-chlorine bleach only
Do not bleach
Do not Dry Clean
Do not wet clean
The letters are for chemical dry clean and indicate which active solvents can be used. The beam underneath the circle stands for a reduced mechanical treatment, addition of moisture and/or temperature when dry cleaning.
This symbol marks articles which can be wet cleaned. Normally it is in the second line under the symbol for chemical dry cleaning. The beam underneath the circle indicates a reduced mechanical treatment. (see washing).